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zeal
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Definition active interest and enthusiasm
  • She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • We need someone with both zeal and ability.
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • She fights ignorance with a religious zeal.
  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • but surely never was such a sermon preached ... with so much zeal, knowledge, and sincerity;
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • Yossarian was stunned by their overbearing vigor and zeal,
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • As it was, he did nothing with much zeal, but sport; and his time was otherwise trifled away, without benefit from books or anything else.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal
    I serv'd my king, He would not in mine age
    Have left me naked to mine enemies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • admiring her drawings with so much zeal and so little knowledge
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Oh, once in a while they get carried away but it's good to see all that energy and zeal and enthusiasm.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Max had experienced some of this himself, but it had never reached such a groundswell of intensity or zeal.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • At this time and place, she become all on fire with zeal.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • If thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal:
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • the zeal I had to see him
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • If you had pleas'd to have defended it with any terms of zeal...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • resolving, with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for the express benefit of young women with artistic tendencies.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • —but the soldier held her back and checked her zeal
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • He zealously undertook to do so,
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
zealously = enthusiastically

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